Deputy Chair - David Schmude

David has broad experience in sports management and marketing at both a national and regional level. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of UNE Life at the University of New England in Armidale.

David has a proven track record in widening the influence of sport in the wider community and the corporate sector, as a basis for improving sport-based services to students and enhancing the profile of university sport. This has often involved forging university partnerships with external organisations, such as the NSW Rugby League and a number of state and regional sporting organisations.

He shares a strong commitment to the aims of AUS to foster university sport as a significant part of university life and represent the sporting needs of university students in the broader spheres of government decision-making.

David has shown a capacity for policy initiatives in his own institution that enhance the place and potential of sport in a university setting. He has given particular attention to the special needs of students in a regionally located university that typically combines an on-campus residential population with externally enrolled students living in various cities and regions.

- Master of International Sports Management, Southern Cross University
- Director of Australian University Sport, 2016 - present


  • ASC
  • AIS
  • beyondblue
  • Bulk Nutrients
  • CPA Australia
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • JanSport
  • Kukri
  • Mainfreight
  • Red Bull
  • Riot Games
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Stay Oz
  • UniBank